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polyanthus

Syllabification: pol·y·an·thus
Pronunciation: /ˌpälēˈanTHəs
 
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Definition of polyanthus in English:

noun (plural same)

A herbaceous flowering plant that is a complex hybrid between the wild primrose and primulas, cultivated in Europe since the 17th century.
  • Primula × polyantha, family Primulaceae
Example sentences
  • Most gardeners know - and grow - primroses and polyanthus.
  • And everywhere I look there are primulas and polyanthus showing their bright little flowers.
  • Other jobs include dividing primulas and polyanthus once they have finished flowering.

Origin

early 18th century: modern Latin, from poly- 'many' + Greek anthos 'flower'.

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